Historic House Listings

Alexander House, Circa 1805 in Paris, Kentucky. Restaurant and saloon in 1880’s. $175,000

February 17, 2020

The Alexander House was built in 1805. It is located in Paris, Kentucky. This house was once used as a restaurant and a saloon in the 1880’s. This home was built for William Alexander. He was a state representative from 1848-1852. His father owned a nearby hemp factory until 1856. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,014 square feet. $279,000 New price: $175,000

Contact Gary Wrenn with Wrenn Realty: 859-987-9872

From the Zillow listing:


Come and take your place in Bourbon County and Hemp History in this c.1805 Federal house at the edge of the downtown Paris business district. Significant recent updates include new electric, HVAC & plumbing systems, roof, and commercial kitchen. The second floor offers a self contained residential apartment available for market rent or could be used by the ground floor business’s owner / staff. The lot dimensions offer space for expanding the onsite parking to approximately 12 car spaces. Original, intact, interior elements include ash floors, stairway, period mouldings and sunburst mantles. Known as ‘Alexander House’ and believed to be one of the oldest surviving residences in Paris, the home was built for county attorney and politician William W. Alexander, whose father engaged in hemp manufacturing in the early 19th century on a 2,000 acre estate nearby, which included a 600′ long ‘ropewalk’ (where fibers were woven into rope, etc), said to be one of the world’s longest. Zoned B-1.


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